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Title: Factors Influencing Job Choice among Agricultural Economics Professionals
Authors: McGraw, Katherine
Popp, Jennie S. Hughes
Dixon, Bruce L.
Newton, Doris J.
Editors: Marchant, Mary A.
Bosch, Darrell J.
Keywords: academic and government agricultural economics professionals
binomial probit
job choice
job preferences
gender
JEL Codes: C25
J24
J43
J45
Issue Date: 2012-05
Abstract: This article identifies factors that influence agricultural economics professionals’ job choice between academic and government employment. Respondents agreed that job responsibilities were the most important factor in choosing their current position. They also agreed that having a positive work environment, good salary, family time, adequate resources, and professional and social interaction were important job attributes. Proportionally more women than men regarded partner opportunities, nondiscrimination, time for child care, and supportive colleagues as very important attributes influencing their decisions. A binomial probit of respondents’ current job sector indicates significant job choice determinants include sector preference (academic or government), previous professional experience, a positive work environment, and advancement opportunities.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/123779
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics> Volume 44, Number 02, May 2012
Total Pages: 15
From Page: 251
To Page: 265
Collections:Volume 44, Number 02, May 2012

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